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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 12

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 12 Chapter 4 – Pounce Predators Allenson sat in his office and pondered. So now he had an aide. Well what could he do? Linsye had ambushed him well and truly and the lad was … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 11

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 11 “The Carinas served Pinot Chaasuar last time I dined at their demesne. It may have been a Pinot but it had never been closer to the Chaasuar than the nearest chemical laboratory.” Todd winced. … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 10

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 10 Bentley bowed deeply as he held the door for her, far deeper than he would for Allenson who only paid his wages. The major domo raised snobbery to a fine art and Linsye was … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 09

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 09 The protective hedges around the Pentire living quarters kept unwanted visitors out, not the servants in. An indentured servant had not run from the complex for many years. The last case had a love … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 08

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 08 Chapter 3 – Pentire Farant smoothly phased Allenson’s carriage into the Continuum. Manzanita monochromed and faded away to be replaced by a sea of colored streamers. The predominant background tint was deep indigo. The … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 07

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 07 Competent people in the colonies were always in short supply, especially if they had saleable skills. You either paid ridiculous sums of money to persuade a qualified young employee from the Homeworlds to work … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 06

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 06 “I hope you will speak out for the ‘Stream back in Brasilia,” Allenson said, changing the subject. “Of course but I doubt anyone will take any notice of my opinion,” Destry said. “Trance is … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 05

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 05 Chapter 2 – Rumors of War “All rather different from when we were young men,” Destry observed, glancing around the dock. Port Newquay’s syncrete aprons glittered white in the bright Manzanita sunshine. The amber … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 04

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 04 “Aye, aye, captain,” Helena said, remorselessly rubbing the girl’s nose in her new pecking order. “Aye, aye, captain.” “So explain that explosion to me.”

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 03

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 03 Helena located the source of said voice. Seckon, the engineering officer, stood against a console stabbing down at a screen with both forefingers. The rating who should have operated it was on the floor. … Continue reading

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